The Orlando Eye Lights up for Hanukkah

Courtesy of the Orlando Eye

Courtesy of the Orlando Eye

Orlando, Fla. – Dec. 14, 2015 – The Orlando Eye has been lit in special colors to represent a 400-foot menorah in honor of the last night of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday known as the Festival of Lights.

Nine individual capsules, representing the branches of the menorah, were lit in white, with the brightest capsule representing the shamash candle, known as the helper which traditionally lights the eight other candles on the menorah. The rest of the observation wheel was lit in blue.


Fun facts:

  • The Orlando Eye has more than 64,000 color-changing LEDs on the 400-foot observation wheel
  • The LEDs provide for a variety of color options to light the wheel for special occasions, including:

o   American flag lighting for 4th of July and Veterans Day

o   Rainbow lighting for the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

  • The LEDs use 92.7% less energy than traditional light bulbs
  • The Orlando Eye is 400-feet tall and is the tallest observational wheel on the United States East Coast

For more information on the observation wheel, visit